Each year, Cross commemorates one of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac with a very special collection of writing instruments. Each is exqisitly designed, featuring beautiful finishes with deep-cut engravings and precious metal inlays. Our 2016 Year of the Monkey Collection honors the golden snub-nosed monkey, a majestic yet endangered species living in the mountainous forests of Southwest China. It celebrates the 9th sign in the Chinese Zodiac, symbolizing status, magical power, and good fortune. This pen is sure to inspire great things in those who own one.